Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of section 49(1)(a)(i) read with section 78(2) of the Municipal Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004 as amended that the General Valuation Roll of the Kouga Municipality for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023 is open for public inspection/scrutiny at the Municipality’s head and satellite offices within the area of jurisdiction of the Kouga Municipality during the period 15 February 2018 – 30 April 2018.  The Roll will, in addition, be accessible on the municipal website www.kouga.gov.za.

Please note that the closing date for the lodging of objections is 30 April 2018.

 No late objections will be accepted.

In terms of section 49(1)(a)(i) read with section 78(2) of the Act, an invitation is hereby extended to any owner of property or other person who so desires, to lodge an objection with the Municipal Manager in respect of any valuation reflected in, or omitted from, the Roll during the period afforded for objections on the prescribed form which is obtainable from the designated venues indicated herein, as well as on the website.

Attention is pertinently invited to the provision in section 50(2) which stipulate that an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the valuation roll as such.

Attention is further invited to the provision in section 50(3) which provides that the Municipal Manager must assist an objector to lodge an objection if that objector is unable to read or write. Persons requiring assistance are invited to make use of this service by contacting the Valuation Office at the Jeffreys Bay Offices of the Municipality at telephone number 042 200 2157 / 042 200 8543 A valuer will also be situated in the Jeffreys Bay Offices on appointment to assist with queries and objections.

Objections endorsed “Attention Valuations” can either be e-mailed to: Marinda – mvdmerwe@kouga.gov.za / Regardt – rvanvuuren@kouga.gov.za / Wendy – pjonkers@kouga.gov.za or Faxed to: Marinda – 086 570 2737 / Regardt – 086 523 8133 / Wendy – 086 481 4127


Delivered to: Valuation Office, Kouga Municipality, 33 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay before the stipulated closing date. Objections will only be valid once an objection number is issued.

Mr C du Plessis                                                                                             P.O.Box 21

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                               Jeffreys Bay


Residents to register their boreholes

Residents to register their boreholes

Kouga Municipality is updating its information about boreholes situated on private land.

“We would like to appeal to all property owners with boreholes on their land to register them with the municipality,” said Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen.

“Our region is struggling through a severe drought and this information is necessary for our planning to ensure all our communities have water,” she said.

She said property owners were legally required to register their boreholes with the municipality.

The requirements are set out in Clause 141 of the National Water Act (Act No.36 of 1998) and Clause 48 of Kouga Municipality’s Water Supply and Sanitation Services Bylaw.

According to the bylaw, all property owners with boreholes are required to provide the following information to the municipality on the prescribed form:

  • Full name and surname
  • Municipal account number
  • Physical address and name of owner of the borehole
  • Coordinates of the borehole
  • Yield of the borehole(if known)
  • Depth of borehole
  • Casing depth and casing material
  • Depth of water level
  • Name of borehole driller and drilling log

It is also a requirement that property owners install water meters and keep records of water usage on a monthly basis.

Van Lingen said that those property owners who had not yet done so would be given grace till 30 June 2018 to register their boreholes.

The information provided must be submitted be to Eddie Oosthuizen at the Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate or be sent via email to eddieo@kouga.gov.za.

A borehole number must also be obtained from Dane Von Berg of the Department of Water and Sanitation. He can be contacted on 041 501 0739 or via email at vonbergd@dws.gov.za.